Tech Data (TECD) closed at $124.30 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.16% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.2%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.04%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.13%.
Heading into today, shares of the information technology products distributor had gained 17.51% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector's gain of 6.5% and the S&P 500's gain of 7.08% in that time.
Wall Street will be looking for positivity from TECD as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, TECD is projected to report earnings of $3.01 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 0.33%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $9.34 billion, up 0.03% from the prior-year quarter.
TECD's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $12.46 per share and revenue of $37.36 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +9.49% and +0.33%, respectively.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for TECD. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.
The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. TECD is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.
Investors should also note TECD's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 9.99. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 13.
Also, we should mention that TECD has a PEG ratio of 2.57. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. Retail - Computer Hardware stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 2.29 based on yesterday's closing prices.
The Retail - Computer Hardware industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 4, putting it in the top 2% of all 250+ industries.
The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.
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